Republican candidate: Donald Trump puts self-righteous faggots in their place
A Republican candidate is refusing to apologise after claiming that the party’s Presidential candidate “puts self-righteous faggots in their place”.
Ted Busiek, the Republican candidate for the Massachusetts Senate, made the claim on Twitter.
He wrote: “DONALD TRUMP. Putting self-righteous faggots in their place since 1993. How I love this fellow.”
But despite calls for him to step down from Democrats in the state, the GOP candidate mocked those that were offended.
He wrote: “SJWs [‘Social Justice Warriors’] have nothing but contempt for us and disdain for our values. But it’s important we never use any words that offend their sensibilities.
“Today I’m a ‘homophobe’. Tomorrow, an ‘Islamophobe’. Maybe an antisemite after that. The Left hasn’t had an original line of attack in years.”
In an online blog, the candidate claimed his comments were fine because he did not mean the word ‘faggot’ to mean gay.
He wrote: “The long and short is that I kicked over an SJW ant-hill in referring, in a tweet, to a certain politician as a faggot.
“The outrage-addicts of the internet swung into action to decry my use of an un-sayable word.
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“The angle here is that the word ‘faggot’ is offensive to decent sensibilities because it’s a derogatory slang term for homosexual.
“That it has an even older slang meaning of ‘old woman’, or that in modern parlance it’s more often used to mean ‘obnoxious person’ (as was obviously the sense in which I meant it), were entirely immaterial.”
He continued: “Could there really be people who honestly interpreted what I said as a message of hate towards homosexuals?
“Part of me bristles at the thought; after all, anyone so culturally insulated that they didn’t already realise it could look up the word in urban dictionary to see that it most often carries a non-sexual meaning in its modern usage.”
He hit out at people who had complained about his language, adding: “People who don’t really care about context and are just jumping on the opportunity to claim victimhood status because they perceive it as conferring material advantage or moral authority.
“And to those people I refuse to cede any ground.”